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Arabic language larners' font preferences

Zainuddin, Nurkhamimi and Mat Daud, Nuraihan (2012) Arabic language larners' font preferences. In: Technology and foreign language learning and teaching. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 81-88. ISBN 9789674180270

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The aim of this study is to analyse font type, font size and line length preferred by Arabic language learners when reading on-screen. Studies done on other languages, especially those using Roman scripts, have shown that font size and type affect ease of reading. In this study, Arabic language learners were asked to identify e-books that were easy to read. Majority of them found 14-point font size Simplified Arabic easy to read. However, Arial Unicode was more attractive than the other fonts. Results also indicated that most of them preferred to read texts on full-screen line length.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 419/24272
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arabic language learning, font type, font size, line length
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PJ Semitic > PJ6001 Arabic
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Depositing User: Prof. Nuraihan Mat Daud
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 12:16
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2012 12:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/24272

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